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Greenhouse job checklist

24 - 30 October 2016

It's time to...

  • Wash greenhouse glazing to let in maximum light
  • Bring potted cordylines under cover for winter
  • Insulate your greenhouse with bubble polythene
  • Maintain plant hygiene, picking off faded blooms and dead leaves from all plants
  • Water plants more sparingly now conditions are turning cooler
  • Check heaters are working properly
  • Use an electric propagator to encourage rooting on late cuttings
  • Plant hyacinths and daffodils for indoor displays
  • Keep good air circulation around potted chrysanthemums to avoid mildew
  • Lift chicory roots, cut the tops off and pot them up, then place in the dark to blanch

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